Saturday, March 29, 2014

Back in the Hospital

Bill is in the hospital again. Not sure how much I will be able to post. 


Red Top Retreat–Day Three

Another wonderful day at retreat. We had pizza and salad for lunch and they were getting ready for a baked potato bar for dinner.  Sorry I had to miss it but we had a good dinner at home also.

Here are some of the quilts being worked on at retreat.

0314 Asian

0314 Hunters Star 2

0314 Jelly Roll Quilt 3

0314 Magnolia Lane 2


0314 One Block Wonder 2

0314 Scrappy 30s Trips

0314 Selvage Quilt

0314 Simply Woven 2

Here is my work station at Red Top.

0314 My Work Station

Here is the quilt I worked on most of the time.  Two more seams and it will be finished.

0314 My Work Station

Here are my Sisters Choice blocks so far.

0314 My Sisters Choice

Here is the quilt I spent most of my time at the retreat on.  Only two more seams to do in the morning and it will be finished.

0314 My Wishes Quilt

I managed to finish 20 more of my leader/ender bowties.  I now have 360 done.

0314 341-350

0314 351-360


Friday, March 28, 2014

Red Top Mountain Retreat–Day 2

Another great day in the mountains.  Lots more progress on Sisters Choice quilts but there are a lot more quilts being worked on.  Here are a few of them.

This is a quilt from the Amicacola retreat earlier this year.

0314 Amicacola Mystery Quilt

Next is a Hunters Star


0314 Hunters Star

A Jelly Roll quilt

0314 Jelly Roll Quilt 2

Another Jelly Roll quilt

0314 Jelly Roll Quilt

Magnolia Lane

0314 Magnolia Lane

One Block Wonder

0314 One Block Wonder

Rain Drops

0314 Rain Drops

Simply Woven

0314 Simple Woven

Some string blocks and the start of Smoky Mountain Stars

0314 String Blocks and Smoky Mountain Stars



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Day One of Red Top Retreat

We had a lot of fun today and most people worked on their Sisters Choice quilts. Here are a few photos.

0314 Sisters Choice 1

0314 Sisters Choice 2

0314 Sisters Choice 3

0314 Sisters Choice 4

0314 Sisters Choice 5

0314 Sisters Choice 6

0314 Sisters Choice 7

0314 Sisters Choice 8

0314 Sisters Choice 9

0314 Sisters Choice 10

Carolyn was putting borders on her Lazy Sunday quilt.

0314 Lazy Sunday


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Quiltville at Red Top Mountain

The Allatoona Quilters' Guild annual retreat started this morning.  Our theme this year is Quiltville, thanks to Bonnie Hunter giving us permission to use her name. 

Our featured quilt for the week is one of her patterns called Sisters Choice.  

Here are a few photos. Off to sew and talk and eat, not necessarily in that order. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Getting Ready for Retreat

The Allatoona retreat starts tomorrow.  I won’t be able to spend the night at the retreat but I hope to be able to go for a while each day.  The theme of our retreat is Quiltville in the Mountains and we are featuring scrappy Bonnie Hunter projects.

The quilt for the retreat is going to be Sisters Choice – one of Bonnie’s free patterns.  I agreed to teach it before Bill got sick so I put together a story board for the blocks.  I am using green star points, various brights for the nine patches and white/black for the background.  Here is my board, ready for the trip to the mountains.

0314 Teaching Board

The top is all the pieces cut out for a block.  The one on the bottom left is a partly sewn block and the one on the right is a finished block.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hexie Club

We had Hexie Club last night.  Here are a few of the Hexie BOM that are being worked on.

0314 1

0314 2

0314 3

Mine is still individual hexies – just have one section sewn so far.

We are guessing on either an umbrella or an Easter Basket for April.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sock Flats from Lisa

My friend Lisa gave me these two sock yarn flats that she dyed.  I had never heard of them but thanks to Google, I know more now.

0314 Sock Flats

Should be fun to play with.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday–March 17, 2014

Today on my design wall is the start of my Wishes quilt.


There will be 16 sets of these in the quilt. During our retreat, I had people put quilty wishes on a piece of fabric and they are featured in the blocks.  I asked each person to write about a wish related to quilting – many of them mentioned UFO’s.  It will be fun to read.  I am putting the quotes in a circle so there will not be a top or side of the quilt.  Whatever way it is picked up will be perfect.

I also completed a few more of my leader/ender bowtie blocks.  These are numbers 331-340.

031714 331-340 1

For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Atlanta Shop Hop

We started the 8 day shop hop yesterday. It was very busy and everyone seemed to be having a good time. 

Here is Maetha all dressed up to celebrate the shop hops 15th  birthday.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Home Away from Home at the Hospital

I thought I would share a little about our hospital stay.  I took quilts (of course) and it made it cozy.

Bill had his sock monkey quilt on the bed. He looks a lot better than that now that we are home.  He was having a breathing treatment at the time.

0314 Bill in Hospital

I had a folding chair that turned into a flat surface at night – not sure I would call it a bed, but it was comfortable enough.

0314 Cobb Hospital Bed

0314 Cobb Hospital

I had my socks (I actually finished them in the hospital), my hexies and my iPad.  I had a cuddle quilt to lay on and my flannel quilt to cover me.  I also had my travel pillow so I was all set.

It is amazing what a few quilts will do to make a home away from home.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Quilty Fun

We started a new club at Tiny Stitches last night.  We are going to work on Lori Holt’s Quilty Fun quilt.  It is a row by row that will last for several months.  Last night we started the first row and made little design boards.  I supplied the 10 inch squares of foam core and the batting – I have lots and lots of leftover batting.  I brought my 2 1/2 inch strip bin and they picked out a binding.  Here are all the boards finished.

0314 Design Boards

Cathy was so excited about the project that during our storms she made a couple of rows.

0314 Cathy's rows

This is going to be lots of fun.


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